We did the work of creating these fancy New Year’s cocktails so you wouldn’t have to. As a result, all you have to do is follow the instructions and serve these fun drinks at your New Year’s gathering.
In addition, here are some sponsored links to get you started in the new year as a mixologist:
New Year’s Cocktails: #1 Jack Frost
- 1 1/2 oz. Skyy Vanilla Vodka
- 1 1/2 oz. Svedka Blue Raspberry Vodka
- Splash Blue Curacao (for color)
- Confectioner Sugar
- Start by dipping the rim of glass in confectioner sugar.
- Then fill the glass with ice.
- After that pour in the vodkas.
- Further, top with sprite and add a hint of Blue Curacao for an icy blue color. Stir.
New Year’s Cocktails: #2 The Midas Touch
- 2 1/2 oz. Skyy Vanilla Vodka
- 1/2 oz. DeKuyper Creme De Cacao (light)
- 1/2 oz. Hiram Walker Butterscotch Schnapps
- 1/4-1/2 tsp. Snowy River gold cocktail glitter
- First mix all liquors in an ice filled cocktail shaker.
- Then pour into a chilled martini glass.
- After that, add cocktail glitter, and stir to get a shimmering rich gold martini.
New Year’s Cocktails: #3 Midnight Kiss
- 2 oz. Skyy Vanilla Vodka
- 1 oz. Kahlua
- 1 oz. Kavanagh Irish Cream
- 2 oz. Nestle Chocolate Chips
- Start by chilling several martini glasses.
- While the glasses are chilling assemble the rest of your ingredients and take chocolate chips and melt them in a microwavable bowl. In short, Microwave for 20 seconds at a time, stirring in between each heating. Melting times will vary due to inconsistencies in microwaves. You want the chips melted but not too hot.
- After that place the melted chocolate in a plastic sandwich bag. Moreover, snip a small hole in one corner.
- Subsequently take the glasses out of the freezer and pipe chocolate designs on the inside of the glasses. NOTE: The chocolate should be enough for several glasses while the drink ingredients are for one cocktail. You can do up through step 4 ahead of time and keep the glasses in the freezer until ready for use.
- Finally mix liquors together in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Then strain into the glass and serve.
New Year’s Cocktails: #4 Cranberry Champagne Cocktail
While my husband and I are not big fans of Champagne, a list of New Year’s cocktails can’t be complete without at least one drink including the bubbly.
- Bottle of Champagne or sparkling wine
- Cranberry Simple Syrup
- Cranberries and Rosemary sprig for garnish
- Pour 1/2 oz. cranberry simple syrup in the bottom of a Champagne glass.
- Most important, very carefully pour chilled Champagne down the side of the glass to fill it. Above all, you don’t want the syrup to mix with the Champagne.
- Then top with a few frozen cranberries and a rosemary sprig for a festive holiday drink.
To make cranberry simple syrup mix two cups of sugar with one cup of water in a pot over medium heat. Then add one cup of cranberries. Stir until sugar is dissolved and liquid is dark pink. Don’t boil because cranberries will burst. After cooling strain the liquid. Further, you can use the leftover cranberry mixture as a substitute for preserves on some toast. In short, you can store simple syrup in the refrigerator for several weeks.
Happy New Year!
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